Active And Passive

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Force, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Force


    Aug 18, 2005
    Canberra, Australia
    Really dumb question, but how do you tell if a bass has active or passive pickups?
  2. debassr


    Jan 23, 2008
    Seriously. Do a search - this question was asked less than 15 minutes ago and was probably asked 11,971 times before that.
  3. probably less <10K times, actually. but just to active pickup would have a battery lead going to it, a passive wouldn't...